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Roy Sjoblad, 87.

BOYLSTON Roy Sjoblad, 87, of Boylston, passed away Friday, November 14, 2008 at UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester after a short illness.

Mr. Sjoblad is survived by his children Roy D. Sjoblad and his wife Beverly of Hyattsville, MD, Nancy S. Gill and her husband Dennis of Wenham, MA, Jonathan Sjoblad and his wife Stephanie of Raleigh, NC, and Donna O'Driscoll of Northborough, MA; and grandchildren Nathan Sjoblad, Allison Green, Johanna Soyars, Andrew J. Gill, Katelyn, Michael, Griffin and Molly O'Driscoll, and Krister and Karsten Sjoblad plus two great grandchildren, Braylin Green and Jaxson Sjoblad. He is also survived by his sister Astrid Laramee; sisters-in-law, Norma Ahlberg, and Louise Sjoblad, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his dear wife Elsie (Gustavson) Sjoblad, who died one year ago.

Roy was born in Worcester, son of Alfred and Ida (Carlson) Sjoblad. He graduated from Worcester's High School of Commerce and from Worcester Boy's Trade School drafting department. Roy worked in the Engineering Dept. at Norton Co. prior to entering the United States Army, during World War II. He served in the 63rd Infantry Division and awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge, two Bronze Stars and the European Service Medal with 3 Battle Stars.

On his discharge he worked in the engineering dept. of Crompton and Knowles for ten years and Wyman Gordon Research and Engineering Dept. for 28 years, retiring in 1983.

There will be a private family service. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Roy Sjoblad Memorial Fund, World Vision, PO Box 70172, Tacoma, WA 98481.

The family has chosen Nordgren Memorial Chapel, 300 Lincoln Street, Worcester to assist them with arrangements.

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Publication:Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA)
Date:Nov 16, 2008
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